By Vimbai Banda:
A senior Zimbabwean historian, Diana Mitchell who alone foretold the downfall of the former Ian Smith Rhodesian government way back in 1977 has spoken against thoughts in the wait for an uprising that is being engineered on social networking website Facebook by the faceless MDC character and Zanu PF de-filer, Baba Jukwa. [Read more...]Tweet
By Reagan Mashavave:
Fears that President Robert Mugabe allies will rig Zimbabwe’s election on Wednesday have prompted a citizen army of blogging, tweeting poll monitors.
Pressure groups and a cult “mole” blogging from inside Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party have promised to report and collate any accounts of abuses and voting irregularities across the country. [Read more...]Tweet
HARARE – Zimbabwe’s government has blocked mass SMS bursts ahead of next week’s election, hobbling a powerful source of non-official information in the tightly controlled southern African state, activists and a phone company source said on Friday.
With the clock ticking to the July 31 poll in which President Robert Mugabe is looking to add to his 33 years in power, web portal Kubatana.net said it had noticed this week that its mass text messages were mysteriously getting lost. [Read more...]Tweet
On July 31st, Zimbabwe is due to hold its first presidential election in six years. It will be the first since the chaotic 2008 election and the first under the country’s new constitution. In theory, voters should have a chance to remove their 89-year-old leader, Robert Mugabe, who was once a respected anti-colonial guerrilla who has devolved into a despot during his 33 years at the top of Zimbabwean politics.